Written by Prarthana Sheopuri. Managing Editor, I Kid You Not.
Have you ever tried writing with your other hand? Well, we all have at some point in our life. Difficult isn’t it, Impossible …No, as is proven by over 100 students in this special school.
Not only are they ambidextrous but are also fluent in five languages.
Let’s tell you about these amazing kids, the ones who made the impossible, possible.
The Veena Vadini School situated in Budhela village in Madhya Pradesh is proud to have more than 100 students enrolled with them. These kids write with both hands and are fluent in five different languages, i.e English, Urdu, Hindi, Sanskrit, and Spanish.
Who and what inspired these kids?
The students, under the guidance of the school authorities, draw their inspiration from former Indian President, Dr.Rajendra Prasad, an able administrator and leader who happened to be ambidextrous.
The school has other significant achievements as well
. Its the only ambidextrous school in India
Since, its establishment in 1999, the school has had 480 graduates who can write with both hands so far.
These students can write up to 24,000 words in just 11 hours.
Researchers from countries like Germany, the US, and South Korea, have made their way to the school, to study the pupils and understand this acquired ambidexterity.
How difficult or easy is it?
The school authorities and the students give credit to consistency, hard work, and endless hours of practice for having made it possible. It is considered more of a spiritual activity than a mechanical one.
Students are taught to write with both their hands from Class 1 and by Class 3, they are able to do so effortlessly. When a new student is admitted to the school, he or she writes using their hand of choice for a month, later they are taught to write with the other hand.
After a few months, they are taught to use both hands together. 1/3rd of a 45-minute class i.e 15 minutes is dedicated to writing practice in that subject. It clearly pays to work consistently.
How does talent help the students?
The teachers at the school have trained the students through yoga, meditation, and willpower to develop this talent. These are covered in class every day for roughly an hour and a half.
Being ambidextrous improves memory, exercises the brain, and, most significantly, saves time. With increased concentration capabilities and a high writing speed, many of the students complete their examination papers well before other students, proving especially beneficial for their examinations.
Names of some famous ambidextrous people
Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo Da Vinci, Albert Einstein, LeBron James, Oprah Winfrey, Jimi Hendrix, and Paul McCartney are just a few of some famous names who are/were ambidextrous.